Winter Marketplace Nov 16-18 & 23-25 • 4pm – 9pm daily
Join us for the Winter Marketplace at Niagara Parks, part of Aura in partnership with the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.
This year’s holiday market features local food, beverages, and one-of-a-kind craft vendors in holiday-themed outdoor cabins. Explore the spectacularly decorated landscape in front of Queen Victoria Place, complete with family-friendly games and entertainment such as The Baker Street Victorian Carollers®.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 16 · 7 PM
Help Niagara Parks launch Aura, part of the Winter Festival of Lights, with a magical tree-lighting ceremony in Queen Victoria Park. This year’s 30-foot Blue Spruce, set next to the Illumination Tower, is decked head to toe in festive lights and cheer!
Be part of the celebration, then explore the Niagara Parks Winter Marketplace for holiday gift ideas, locally sourced food and beverages, and live entertainment.
Nov 16-18 & 23-25 · Times Vary
Enjoy live entertainment during the Niagara Parks Winter Marketplace from The Baker Street Victorian Carollers®, Joe Crawford, Monkey Organ, Katey Gatta, Riley Michaels, My Painted House, Heather Glabb, Zero Gravity Circus and of course visits from Santa!
Santa Comes to Town
Nov 16-18 & 23-25 · 4 – 9 PM · Free
Bring in the Christmas cheer with a visit to Santa Claus! Our elves have been hard at work building special winter igloos for his pre-Christmas stop-over at the Niagara Parks Winter Marketplace.
Bring your own camera to capture your special moment with Santa.
Find the perfect gift for that special someone! Learn more about our local vendors below, with handmade crafts, festive treats and more.
CHARLESTON CANDLE CO.
NIAGARA PARKS TREATS CABIN
WINTER WEAR CABIN
NIAGARA PARKS GLOW CABIN
NIAGARA PARKS CHRISTMAS DECOR
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
CANADIAN MAPLE SYRUP
FOOD & DRINK IN QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
Food & Drink Cabins
Visit our treats cabin at the Winter Marketplace for a quick winter warm-up, festive treats and more.
Riverview Tim Hortons
Warm up in nearby Tim Hortons, including hot and cold beverages, sandwiches and baked goods.
Friday November 9
Celebration Fireworks is a professional fireworks manufacturer located in the city of Liuyang, China. Celebration Fireworks has been producing fireworks for nearly 20 years, exporting their pyrotechnics to America, Europe, Canada, Japan, Russia, Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Celebration Fireworks is also a display fireworks company who frequently take part international Fireworks Competitions in Japan, Taiwan, Canada and China.
Friday November 16
Team Finland's Display has been rescheduled to November 16 at 9pm. Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd is Finland’s leading supplier of pyrotechnics and special effects. They’ve been staging events for over 20 years and are a forerunner in the field. Over the past 7 years they have invested seriously in fireworks displays and pyromusicals. They have the most modern equipment and the most extensive capacity in Finland.
Sunday November 17
Fireworks do Brasil is one of the largest pyrotechnic companies in Brazil and an established global player. Founded in 2000 by Italian descendants and now managed solely by the women of the family, this company brought centuries of Italian pyrotechnic expertise to South America. The special mix created by blending Italy's tradition, knowledge and passion with Brazil͛s flair, finesse and joie-de-vivre has created magnificent fireworks displays.
Friday November 16
Founded in August 2008, Da Nang was the first representative of Vietnam in any international fireworks festival. The team is proud to be able to represent the city of Da Nang, Vietnam in the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition in Canada in 2018. The team believes Cascades of Fire to be a meaningful event and hopes that together with the other participating teams, a marvelous cultural feast with brilliant performances and unforgettable moments will light up the sky over breathtaking Niagara Falls.
Saturday November 17
Italy Pagano is an old family in the art of fireworks whose name IPON means Industry Pagano Ottaviano Naples. In fact, the company originated in the city of Ottaviano, near both Mount Vesuvius and Pompei. The activity started at the beginning of 1900 with Mr. Luigi, who introduced his son Francesco to the magic world of manufacturing fireworks. He in turn taught this art to his sons, Benito and Enrico, the present owners. Nowadays, after three generations, the firm is one of the most appreciated companies of artesanal italian fireworks.